‘Big Brother’ 2021: Azah Awasum Talks Derek Frazier

Azah Awasum was “one query away” from successful the “Big Brother 23” last Head of Household (or not less than going to a tiebreaker query), however with out that win, she ended up in third place. She tells Heavy in her exit interview that she does have one remorse from the sport, and likewise reveals whether or not she’ll be buddies with Derek Frazier exterior of the home after the pretty harsh issues he mentioned to her through the last week of the show.

Azah Said She Felt A Little Shell-Shocked During the Finale

Heavy: Was it powerful to make all of it the way in which to the finale and get evicted proper on the finish?

Azah: It’s a shell-shocking second. You should course of your feelings for all the length of the show, so you already know, you’ll be able to stick with it along with your interview with Julie [Chen Moonves], however after Julie, you meet the jurors and you then watch the winner get crowed and it was a troublesome course of, I’d say, for me. But on the finish of the day, I had that shot at that HOH and I’m happy with my efficiency. It was very laborious processing the whole lot taking place on the identical time, however I’m very blissful and blessed to have gotten so far as I did and I’m extremely grateful.

How Does Azah Feel About Derek F. Now?

Heavy: Were you shocked about the way in which Derek F was characterizing your sport on the finish? The followers had been fairly shocked that he mentioned he carried you.

Azah: At the time when he mentioned these issues, I mentioned OK, you are free to have your opinion. When it was mentioned repeatedly, that is after I stood up for myself and I put my foot down and I mentioned no one carried me. We all contributed in our personal approach to get to the position the place we’re. And as somebody who ended up successful the ultimate 5 HOH and half two of the HOH competitors, I did really feel validated to have a spot in these last two chairs. The wonderful thing about it’s that whereas the opinions of individuals whom I care about is deeply hurtful for me, on the finish of the day, I am unable to look to the surface for validation on my gameplay.

When I look deep inside myself, I do know I attempted my very best and did the most effective that I may do with the abilities I had on this sport. I do know the home is a strain cooker and the perceptions that individuals might need is a bit troublesome for individuals to probably see different individuals’s construction, see different individuals’s gameplay, so I’ll give grace with that. But I do wish to take a while to replicate and resolve what’s greatest for myself relating to my relationship with him.

Heavy: If you had received the ultimate HOH, would you actually have taken Xavier? Because I feel if you happen to take Big D, you win.

Azah: Yes. If I take Big D, I win. You’re completely right and that was my plan. That’s what I deliberate to do up till the final couple weeks. He had been saying numerous issues, he did not assume I deserved to be there and this and that and people issues had been hurtful on the time, however additionally they made me assume. Let me take into consideration this phrase ‘deserve.’ I personally, as a fan of the sport, I did like the sport that X performed and I did not really feel like he deserved third. I simply did not. And with the religion that I’ve, I really feel if God has me to win this competitors, to win this sport, I win subsequent to whomever.

For me, I needed to verify with this being such a lot of cash and one thing that is going to have an effect on the remainder of my life, 20, 30 years down the road, am I going to look again on this and remorse this or am I going to look again on this and really feel utterly sound in my resolution? And that is why I needed to take Xavier as a result of if I did get to last two, I’d need somebody subsequent to me within the last two who did imagine that I deserved to be there and did play the sport in what I really feel as a fan of “Big Brother” performed it properly. So although it was one thing the place it appeared like I’d be throwing away $750K, for me, as a fan of the sport and for values that matter most, he appeared like the best choice after mulling it over.

Also, now we have nothing to do. I had days in that home to mull over and pondering. I actually sat and rolled in my head, ‘Alright, I wanna win this cash. Easy choice, I take Big D. But like, is that this the fitting factor to do? I do not know.’ I actually would’ve taken Xavier.

Azah Regrets Not Being Honest With Hannah Chaddha At Final 5

Heavy: During your HOH, you could possibly have stored Chaddha within the sport. Why did you goal her?

Azah: So, after I was beginning to consider my place with six … I used to be seeing how issues had been taking place in the home throughout the six. I may see that Tiffany and Hannah had been very shut, and I may see that additionally they had one thing shut with Kyland as properly too, from me issues socially. I knew that it could be troublesome for me to get in that manner. I knew that what I used to be wanted a assured two votes if I used to be ever to be placed on the block.

Now, I used to be near Big D, that was just about my duo associate with Britini being gone and I knew that him and Xavier had an in depth kinship that they developed to start with, and I simply walked as much as Big D and I used to be like do you guys have a last two? And they had been like, yeah, we do. And from what I had seen in gameplay, Big D had been loyal to me, and from what I’d seen from Xavier, he had been loyal to the alliance, so I made a decision to suggest a last three with them in order that I’d have these two votes after we bought to 6. But nonetheless figuring out that the ultimate HOH, I must win the ultimate HOH if I needed to have a shot at successful.

That appeared to be the best choice for me on the time as a result of I felt that if I had joined forces with Tiffany and Hannah, whereas Tiffany would undoubtedly be somebody who would work with me, I used to be focusing on Ky on the time and I wasn’t sure that I used to be gonna get that with Hannah. It appeared like the most effective shot I’d have was with Xavier and Big D.

Heavy: Would you do something in another way if you happen to may or do you will have any regrets?

You know what? The solely remorse that I can say I’ve … is I ought to’ve been extra clear with Hannah on the last 5. I feel that No. 1 left a mark on my gameplay as a result of up till then I may’ve mentioned I had an trustworthy, comparatively clear sport. And I stored on pondering on the last two, I would not be capable of say that with such conviction with the truth that I had lied to her. So I’d’ve undoubtedly carried out that … I got here on this sport eager to work with ladies and eager to kind a lady alliance and I instructed myself, ‘You took a sister! You actually took a sister out at 5!’ But the choices that I had, I did not have another choice. I already had been taking part in the sport the place I used to be maintaining with all my offers, and I needed that additionally as a resume-builder on the last two, so I needed to, in the meanwhile, let Kyland go and due to the ultimate three [deal] that I had with Xavier and Big D, sadly, Hannah was simply the casualty and it sucks, however on the time, with the information I’d been given and with the loyalty that I had, it appeared like the best choice.

Azah Said Going Out in third Place Left Her With an Itch to Return

Heavy: Would you come to Big Brother in the event that they requested you?

Azah: Man, whew! I do not know. In the home, I mentioned, oh I’m not gonna come again … however whether or not individuals respect my gameplay or not, I used to be taking part in to win. I used to be gonna win that last HOH and I used to be gonna get in these last two chairs. Now that I’m third, it is such as you’re in a desert and also you nearly had a pleasant, lovely drink of water, after which it bought taken away from you and it is identical to, “Dang!” I used to be one query away. Literally, one query away! So, would I come again subsequent 12 months? No. Would I come again years and years from now? Who is aware of, probably? But it is like an itch — I’ve simply left the home and it is like dang, what would occur if I got here again?

“Big Brother” returns this winter with a 3rd superstar version, then season 24 ought to return in the summertime of 2022.


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